With Ukraine reporting a record 12,524 new Covid cases Saturday morning, police fanned out across the nation, fining and closing businesses found violating the ‘weekend quarantine.

With Ukraine reporting a record 12,524 new Covid cases Saturday morning, police fanned out across the nation, fining and closing businesses found violating the ‘weekend quarantine.’ By noon yesterday, the National Police reported inspecting over 17,000 businesses and closing 1,355. With only food stores and pharmacies allowed to work on Saturday and Sunday, two thirds of closings were of retail stops. The tally included six shopping malls and 416 cafes and restaurants. Epicenter, one of the nation’s largest retail chains, dropped its threat to remain open during the three weekend quarantines.

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